What Is The Best Teeth Whitening Option?

Teeth can become discolored for a variety of reasons and many people want their teeth to be bright and white, so they look into teeth whitening. When it comes to getting a brighter smile, you can whiten your teeth at home or get a professional treatment. At home whitening typically includes over-the-counter products like whitening strips, pens, or toothpaste. Professional whitening includes custom-made whitening trays you take home or an in-office appointment. What might work best for some, might not necessarily work best for another. So what’s the best teeth whitening option for you?

Both over-the counter and professional treatments use peroxide bleaching agents as the main active ingredient. The difference between each option is the amount of peroxide it contains. Over-the-counter solutions use 3 – 20 percent where professional solutions contain 14 – 43 percent. Solutions with higher amounts of peroxide should be left on for a shorter amount of time. Keeping the solution on longer will dehydrate your teeth and make them more prone to sensitivity.

Professional Whitening

Professional teeth whitening options are much safer and more effective. Additionally, it ensures that all of the proper precautions are taken. So, when it comes to protecting your gums, the whitening agent only gets on your teeth.

At-Home Whitening Products

Over-the-counter products are cheaper, generally take longer to see results, and have limitations depending on your tooth color and health prior. If used incorrectly, at-home teeth whitening kits can lead to burned gums, tooth sensitivity, or pain. It’s always best to talk with your dentist to decide the best treatment option for you.

If you choose to go for an over-the-counter solution, we recommend that you use one from the list of bleaching products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

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Blue Ash Dentistry

10427 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242
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Hours

Mon: 8AM - 4PM
Tues: 9AM - 6PM
Wed: 8AM - 5PM
Thurs: 8AM - 5PM
Fri: Closed
Sat-Sun: Closed

Phone

513-984-3817

Fax

513-984-3818

Email Address

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Batavia Dentistry

285 East Main Street #6
Batavia, OH 45103
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Hours

Mon: 8AM - 5PM
Tues: 8AM - 5PM
Wed: 8AM - 4PM
Thurs: 9AM - 6PM
Fri: 8AM - 4PM
Sat/Sun: Closed

Phone

513-732-0541

Fax

513-732-0552

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Lebanon Dentistry

1521 Walmart Drive #301
Lebanon, OH 45036
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Hours

Mon: 8AM - 4PM
Tues: 9AM - 6PM
Wed: 8AM - 5PM
Thurs: 8AM - 5PM
Fri: 8AM - 4PM
Sat/Sun: Closed

Phone

513-282-6200

Fax

513-282-6201

Email Address

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